Tuesday, April 21, 2009

1960's Knox (Teisco) 2 pickup electric

I acquired this guitar in the fall of 2008 and it has a market value of $75. It is a unknown Knox model 2 pickup Electric Guitar from the 1960's with 2 goldfoil pickups. The prize on this guitar is the goldfoil pickups and I've already used them for another project.

The Teisco brand name stands for 'Tokyo Electric Instrument and Sound Company'. Teisco was founded in 1946 by renowned Hawaiian and Spanish guitarist Atswo Kaneko, and electrical engineer Doryu Matsuda. Teisco guitars sold in the United States were badged "Teisco Del Rey" beginning in 1964. Teisco guitars were also imported in the U.S. under several brand names including Silvertone, Jedson, Kent, Kingston, Kimberly, Tulio, Heit Deluxe and World Teisco. While guitars manufactured by Teisco were ubiquitous in their day, they are now very collectable.

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8 comments:

Robert Christopher said...

Nice looking guitar. Though I'm more partial to the Les Paul on the homepage! :)

Guitar Hunter said...

I have a mid 70's version of the Les Paul pictured. Nice guitar, very heavy but very easy to play and sounds great.

guitarshits said...

Oh my this is guitar blog,like it very much.All guitar pictures are extremely beautiful! How many guitars did you have actually?

Guitar Hunter said...

I think I have around 12-15 at the moment but that number goes up and down all the time.

Anonymous said...

Hi,nice guitar.Thanks for sharing the photo and information about Teisco.When do you think your guitar was made?I have the exact same guitar except it has a Decca logo on the headstock.

Guitar Hunter said...

I believe they were made in the mid to late 60's but I don't have much information on Knox guitars to confirm.

noucant said...

yep. like the guy above, my friends got one too. except it had a jaguar style bridge tail.

Anonymous said...

I have one, but was marketed Conrad. Sounds great in single or double pickup modes, on either solid or tube amps! Those pickups hit harmonics very easy. LOVE the fat radius neck! Was the near-grey burst color too.
I hated the headstock Conrad shape, and as a youth, I cut it in the shape of a Peavey, and painted the body (and head) bright red, bought matching RED knobs and it looks like a 57 chevy with that chrome pickguard! Some 20+ years later, I regret bastardizing it, but I had NO idea it was a collector guitar. It's still very cool!

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